Is There A Rift Brewing Between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj?
Bad blood is brewing between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift in the latest Twittersphere feud. When Nicki took to Twitter on Tuesday to rant about her VMA snub for Video Of The Year, one particular comment from the rapper appeared to single out 25-year-old Taylor – whose video for Bad Blood was nominated in the category. Amid her tweets blasting MTV, the 32-year-old said: ‘If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year’.
Bad Blood broke video streaming records set by Nicki’s Anaconda back in August and was a huge hit, partly due to it featuring numerous cameo appearances from Taylor’s celebrity gal pals. Taylor wasted no time in responding to the Starships hit-maker saying, ‘I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.’
However, Nicki quickly back-peddled and tweeted that Taylor must be confused: ‘Huh? U must not be reading my tweets. Didn’t say a word about u. I love u just as much. But u should speak on this.’ And following up with another comment in response to Ryan Seacrest covering their online feud, Nicki said: ‘Nothing I said had to do with Taylor. So what jabs? White media and their tactics. So sad. That’s what they want.’But the Super Bass rapper made her feelings known by favoriting and retweeting her fans support – some of which also hit out at Taylor.She re-tweeted one Twitter user who said ‘@Taylorswift stop using “support all girls” as an excuse to not be critical of racist media that benefits and glorifies you’
Taylor attempted to smooth things over with a friendly tweet to Nicki: ‘If I win, please come up with me!! You’re invited to any stage I’m ever on.’In addition to her seven nods for Bad Blood, Swift also received two VMA nominations for Blank Space.British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran earned six nominations for Thinking Out Loud and Don’t. Beyonce and DJ-producer Mark Ronson each scored five nominations.The VMAs will be handed out during a live televised show from Los Angeles hosted by Miley Cyrus on August 30.
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